(Minghui.org) For years, everyone called me “Skinny Zhang” and the doctors in local hospitals knew me well. I visited them often enough - I had various diseases such as atrophic gastritis, liver disease, heart disease, tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder, and cerebral neurasthenia. Treating my illnesses cost my company and family lots of money. Instead of being grateful I was always in a bad mood because of my poor health. I took it out on everyone and my household was a battlefield. I also spent lots of money on fitness equipment, but nothing helped.
Falun Dafa gave me a new life in 1997. I became healthy and happy. My family also became harmonious.
After July 20, 1999, the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) mandated a nation-wide campaign to defame Falun Dafa using all the media. I could not understand why the Party – which had been supportive – suddenly slandered Falun Dafa and began arresting practitioners.
I thought that the government officials must have some misunderstanding about Falun Dafa. I wanted to let them know Falun Dafa is good. I didn't know what to do at that time, so I went to Tiananmen Square and shouted, “Falun Dafa is good!” and “Restore Dafa’s reputation!” I was arrested and detained for more than a month.
I went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa again after I was released. I was arrested and sent to Heilongjiang Province Women’s Prison in November 2004, where I was brutally tortured.
After I was released from prison I went out to clarify the truth. When I first traveled to rural areas at night to distribute truth clarification materials, I was a little scared. I asked Master to protect and strengthen me, and I was no longer afraid.
Later, fellow practitioners asked me to set up a materials production site in my home. I was hesitant at first because I wasn’t well educated. With their encouragement, I gradually learned how to use computers, and how to print and to copy CDs.
One morning in November 2018, the power in my home suddenly turned off. As soon as my husband opened the door to check the meter, five police officers in plainclothes pushed their way in. I asked for IDs, but they refused to show them.
They said their leader would arrive soon. It occurred to me that I should clarify the truth to them. I told them the CCP killed more than 80 million Chinese people. If the CCP decides to make someone disappear, it can make it happen in three days. I also pointed out that the persecution went on for 21 years, however, Falun Dafa did not disappear. Instead, it ispracticed all over the world and received many awards from various governments. I suggested they quit their Party memberships so they would not be implicated for its crimes.
The policemen listened, but did not say anything. Their leader came after a while and told me to come with them to verify something. They promised not to detain me. I did not want to cause a scene in front of my husband because he had previously suffered a stroke. I asked two police officers to stay and watch my husband, and I went with the others.
When I got in their car, I continued to advise them to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Then I felt dizzy and had symptoms of a heart attack. I understood it was an illusion that Master arranged to protect me. The policemen drove me to the hospital. They told the doctors to come and examine me, but no one did. So they had to take me home.
After I set up the materials production site in my home, some local practitioners asked me to take on the coordination work. I hesitated. I thought that I didn't cultivate well, and I was not a good speaker. I thought it was good enough if I quietly did my part well and cooperated with the others.
But we do not arrange our own cultivation paths. Every time a local practitioner was arrested, I was asked to coordinate the rescue.
I also remembered what Master said,
“The next person's things are your things, and your things are his things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)
I realized that we are one body, so I started to do some coordination and help contact fellow practitioners.
The CCP began to arrest practitioners on a large scale after some of us sued Jiang Zemin (the former CCP head who initiated the persecution). I notified all the local practitioners and asked them to send forth righteous thoughts for half an hour each hour from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Within three days the police stopped arresting us.
Later, the local 610 Office told a practitioner’s company to send her to the brainwashing class. Her company planned to send her to the hospital for a check-up and then take her to the brainwashing class if she passed the check-up.
I prepared some truth-clarification materials and delivered them to the practitioner’s company. I also asked practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts for three hours. That practitioner was released that afternoon. We continued to send forth righteous thoughts for two more days. Afterwards, the fellow practitioner did not have any trouble.
There are several Fa study groups in my area, and most of the local practitioners are very diligent.
Most practitioners can download and print truth-clarification materials themselves. We are in a rural area, and most of the local practitioners purchased equipment themselves and did not ask for help. Some material sites even supply other areas. Overall, most of our local practitioners do whatever they can. For example, when it was time to do the truth-clarification calendars, I delivered the materials to each practitioner. Everyone prints the calendars themselves and distributes them.
We also do whatever we can to clarify the truth about Dafa. Some clarify the truth face to face; others make phone calls, while some distribute materials. Most local practitioners seize the time and do the three things well.
I coordinate the group study or sending forth righteous thoughts. I pay attention to keeping our communication open and fluid.
“It's just like when this fist goes out--it's strong when everyone is clenched together.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX)
Thank you Master, for your care, and thank you fellow practitioners for your kindness and help.